405 nm light technology shows potential for patient safe decontamination during orthopaedic surgery

Ramakrishnan, P and MacLean, M and MacGregor, S and Anderson, J and Grant, MH (2015) 405 nm light technology shows potential for patient safe decontamination during orthopaedic surgery. European Cells and Materials, 30 (S2). p. 25. ISSN 1473-2262

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Abstract

Infection rates following orthopaedic arthroplasty surgery are as high as 4%, while the infection rates are even higher after revision surgery. The duration of routine arthroplasty surgeries is typically between 1 and 2 hours. 405nm High-Intensity Narrow-Spectrum Light (HINS -light) has bactericidal activity against Healthcare-Associated Infection (HAI) related bacterial pathogens including MRSA [2] and hence may aid in reducing the incidence of infections that arise from environmental contamination during arthroplasty surgery.

ORCID iDs

Ramakrishnan, P ORCID logoORCID: https://orcid.org/0000-0003-3752-3051, MacLean, M ORCID logoORCID: https://orcid.org/0000-0001-5750-0397, MacGregor, S ORCID logoORCID: https://orcid.org/0000-0002-0808-585X, Anderson, J ORCID logoORCID: https://orcid.org/0000-0003-4151-1619 and Grant, MH ORCID logoORCID: https://orcid.org/0000-0002-7712-404X;